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Metal Replacement

Plastics have over-taken metals in many different industries with the superior quality and ease of processing. Metals are being replaced frequently for weight reduction and inducing desired properties.

Durable plastics consume less energy during the production process and are cost-effective as well as tunable. Automotive and aircraft industries are innovating with plastics to replace heavy metals.

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Jan 23, 2020 | Industry News

AIMPLAS to Replace Metal in Railway Vehicles with Lightweight Composite Materials

AIMPLAS has participated in European MAT4RAIL project, which involved developing new materials and components that replace metal structural components with lighter ones made of composite materials...

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Oct 23, 2019 | Product News

SABIC Introduces High-heat Resin for Structural Automotive Applications at K 2019

SABIC is launching high-heat resin that can enable the production of high performing structural automotive applications. It is usable as a lightweight metal replacement solution in new safety...

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Sep 5, 2019 | Industry News

First Lightweight 3D Printed FRP Pedestrian Bridge Prototype

Royal HaskoningDHV, CEAD and DSM have designed the first lightweight 3D printed FRP pedestrian bridge prototype. Instead of steel or concrete, they used a composite material which is much more...

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Aug 28, 2019 | Product News

Teknor Apex Company to Launch New PA 6 Compounds at K 2019

Teknor Apex Company will introduce Creamid® P Series polyamide 6 (PA 6) compounds at the international trade fair K 2019 that absorbs less water than standard pa6 allowing for superior property...

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Aug 21, 2019 | Industry News

Volume Graphics Joins Kunststoff-Institut for Process Optimization on Plastic Mold Inserts

A new “rapid” method offers improved time and cost savings over aluminum: plastic molds—produced through industrial AM—that are then used for prototyping traditional plastic components with inserts...

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Aug 7, 2019 | Product News

Asahi Kasei Launches PA Beads Foam for Automotive Industry

Asahi Kasei has newly developed the polyamide beads foam suitable for noise reduction and lightweight applications in the automotive industry; and comes as an alternative material for aluminum and...

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Jul 19, 2019 | Product News

DSM Bringing Innovations Using Science-Based Competences at K 2019

Royal DSM to present innovations using its science-based competences at K 2019. Top highlights - metal replacement for electric vehicles, recycled polyamide from discarded fishing nets, Arnitel®...

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Jul 16, 2019 | Industry News

Drake Medical Plastics Adds Solvay’s Ixef® PARA Rod to the Portfolio

Solvay’s medical-grade Ixef® is now globally available in rod stock from its channel partner Drake Medical Plastics that can be precisely machined to create appearance prototypes of single-use...

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Jun 20, 2019 | Industry News

Marshall ADG Uses Stratasys’ 3D Printing to Manufacture Flight-ready Aircraft Parts

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is now using advanced 3D printing from Stratasys to manufacture, flight-ready parts at a lower cost than aluminum alternatives. They are driving use of...

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Jun 6, 2019 | Article

Latest Advances in High Heat Polymers!

By Donald Rosato

There seem to be a solid growth in heat resistant end-use molding and extrusion materials, like:  − PA4T PolyPhthalAmide (PPA)  − PolyPhenylene Sulfide (PPS)  − PolyEther Sulfone...

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